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>>What beneficial technologies / medicines was humanity able to reep from stem cell research in the long run?
Stem cells are indeed useful for the things they're slated for in your time but don't quite live up to the hype in that regard. However they turn out to be tremendously useful in cybernetics and wet implant surgeries. It's an excellent way to bridge small connections that we can't manage quickly with surgical nanos.
>>When will people be able to upload there "conciousness" into a computer enviornment, or at least be able to "back themselves up"? On that note, how far along have we come with reverse engineering of the human brain?
We cannot do what you have described, but we do have wetbots and lots of consume electronics/photonics have organic parts. Basically anywhere that an organic part would do a better job, it's used in place of a fabricated one. My old microlite I used to fly on weekends at the Yum hab had a ton of moth brains-on-chips that did a better job of autopiloting it than all the accelerometers and AI in the world.
>>And another thing, was the singularity ever reached? What is the state of AI in your time?
We sort of cheated our way around that one. Living brains of dogs, cats, chimps and so on are grown from tissue samples, grown around dense hair-thin lattices of electrodes so that once fully matured the lattice is entirely embedded in the brain. It allows a finer level of connection than could be accomplished through surgery on an already-mature brain. They are immersed in sims, and "trained" like animals rather than programmed like machines, to be obedient and reliable. Once they are fully trained they are installed in bots.
As for the singularity, not here (yet) although there was a church devoted to it that has petered into obscurity as of late. Weirdos spent all their stipend cash on cybernetic implants.